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The USB-C Explorer

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Jason has designed a development board for USB-C and Power Delivery, that is available on GitHub: The USB-C Explorer is a development board with everything needed to start working with USB Type-C. It contains a USB-C port controller and Power Delivery PHY chip, a microcontroller, and several options for user interaction. Project info...

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BUS PIRATE: USB Micro B connector test

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

USB Micro B is the connector of the moment, but we haven't had a very good time working with it. The bog-standard Chinese generic Micro B connectors on Bus Pirate v5 and Bus Pirate NG1 break constantly. We tested a Micro B connector with through-hole support tabs on the latest...

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PopCom – Identify your COM ports

Monday, August 6th, 2018

avishorp has written a small program that pops up a message whenever a serial port over USB device is plugged in, that is available on GitHub (code) and (installer) PopCom is a COM port plug-in/plug-out notifier. Whenever a USB device that emulates a COM port is connected to the computer,...

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PSoC5 Grbl with Native USB

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

bdring at Buildlog.Net writes: I added native USB support to my PS0C5 port of Grbl. The PSoC has USB capability on the chip. It also has a component for using it as a USB UART (CDC Interface). This means it looks like a serial port to the connected PC and...

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Presenting the single ESC key USB keyboard

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

  Glen Akins shares his latest build the single ESC key USB keyboard: After building the “awesomely impractical” giant three-key keyboard, I decided it was time to build something a bit more practical—presenting the single ESC key USB keyboard! This keyboard has exactly one function which is to provide an optimal...

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Building a giant USB three key mechanical keyboard

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Glen Akins shares his latest build the giant three key USB keyboard: After seeing this giant mechanical keyboard at Adafruit, I decided I had to build my own. Adafruit made theirs out of wood and used one of their Python-compatible microcontroller boards. I wanted a sloped top on my keyboard....

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Tiny, isolated USB to Xcvr interface (PTT, Audio, CAT, …)

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Mare writes: I will describe here the USB interface between the radio station and the computer which I recently developed and tested. This post is a continuation of the first part, where I described a simple interface for controlling two digital lines using the USB / Serial Converter, where I...

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BML USB 3.0 FPGA interface over PMOD

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

An open-source-hardware USB 3.0 to FPGA PMOD interface design from Black Mesa Labs: Black Mesa Labs is presenting an open-source-hardware USB 3.0 to FPGA PMOD interface design.  First off, please lower your expectations. USB 3.0 physical layer is capable of 5 Gbps, or 640 MBytes/Sec. This project can’t provide that...

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Designing a USB breakout board

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Alexander Lang has been working on a USB breakout board, he writes: I often need to intercept USB signals for decoding and measurement purposes. I cut a cable apart last time I needed one but to be honest I much prefer doing things properly. I also noticed that nobody seems...

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How to: STM32F103C8T6 as an USB device (Virtual serial port / CDC)

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZjnCOun1wU In this video Hugatry shared detailed instructions of how to use the STM32F103C8T6 as an USB device with virtual serial port: Cheap STM32F103C8T6 development board Blue STM32F103C8T6 development boards, also known as "BluePill", are cheap way to get started with 32bit ARM microcontrollers. The STM32 development board can sometimes...

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SmallyMouse2 – Universal USB to quadrature mouse adapter

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Designed and built by Simon Inns, a universal USB to quadrature mouse adapter project - SmallyMouse2: SmallyMouse2 is a universal USB to quadrature mouse adapter for many 8-bit and 16-bit retro computers and allows the use of modern USB mice on machines such as the Acorn BBC Micro, Acorn Master, Acorn...

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USBuddy: USB development tool

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Jakub has designed and built a USB breakout board with current monitor, an open hardware tool - USBuddy: Do you sometimes develop with USB? I do. So I need to access data lines, bus voltage and I'd like to easily monitor the current too. I made myself a small companion...

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USB curve tracer for NPN transistors

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Dilshan Jayakody documented his USB port base NPN transistor curve tracer project: Curve tracer is an electronic test instrument to analyze the characteristics of transistors and other discrete semiconductors. In this post we construct USB base curve tracer to analyze properties of NPN transistors. This curve tracer is build around Microchip's...

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USB to ADB converter project

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Steve at Big Mess o’ Wires has been experimenting with USB to ADB converter.  He writes: It’s time for a new progress report on my USB to ADB converter project! My goal is to design a simple PIC32 device that enables USB keyboards and mice to be used with vintage ADB-based...

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Automatic monitor brightness controller

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Dilshan Jayakody writes: This is an automatic "monitor brightness controller" based on environmental light conditions. This system use USB port base sensor unit to measure the light level and control monitor brightness accordingly. We design this system to reduce the eye stress by matching the monitor brightness with environmental lighting....

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Dual USB serial and I2C converter

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Jesus Echavarria has developed a dual USB-Serial converter for debugging serial and I2C communications: Hi all! After a couple of months with a lot of work, I come here again with the last board I develop before Christmas. It’s a dual USB serial and I2C converter based on two MCP2221...

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Programmable CW Morse Keyer / beacon

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Marko Pavlin has designed a Mini USB dongle with STM32F0xx , he writes: Mini USB dongle with STM32F0xx is suitable many for simple, mini projects. I attached speaker to Timer14 PWM output (Pin PA6) and LED (or optocoupler connected to PTT) to GPIO pin PA0 The provided software is based on USB...

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USB to 3.3V – 5V serial TTL adapter

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Dilshan Jayakody published a new build, USB to 3.3V - 5V serial TTL adapter: This post is about experimental USB to 3.3V/5V serial TTL adapter which we build recently to work with both 5V and 3.3V MCUs. This project is mainly based on CH340G seral-USB chip. CH340G is cheap and...

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USB Host Library 3.0-Alpha

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Oleg over at Circuits@Home writes: The alpha of the third revision of USB Host library has been posted on GitHub. The code has been extensively re-organized to make it modular and generic; as a result, it is now possible to run it on more Arduino compatibles and also use native...

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Nifty USB LED light

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Isonno writes, "One of the hit discoveries of Hacker Camp 5 were these little USB lights. Plugs in either way, and you turn on/off/dim by touching the back. Turns out the show is run by a chip called the Sigma SGL8022W. The datasheet has the schematic." Via the forum.

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